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West Ham still looking for Europa League

1st April 2019, 10:04 by Nick Harris

Aaron Cresswell says West Ham can still claim seventh spot in the Premier League despite their latest setback.

The Hammers, previously unbeaten at home since the turn of the year, would have climbed into the potential Europa League spot with victory over Everton at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Instead first-half goals from Kurt Zouma and Bernard condemned them to a deflating 2-0 defeat.

Even a top-half finish looks a tall order now, with three of West Ham's next four matches away at Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.

But Cresswell, stand-in skipper in the absence of Mark Noble, is determined not to let the season fizzle out.

"We're aiming for seventh place," he told the club's website. "The top six is done now and that seventh spot is where we want to be.

"But there's four other teams who want that and it's going to be tough.

"There are six games to go, with some tough games in there, and we want points from them."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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